Articles | Volume 21, issue 2
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-721-2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-721-2017
Research article
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03 Feb 2017
Research article |  | 03 Feb 2017

Modeling 3-D permeability distribution in alluvial fans using facies architecture and geophysical acquisitions

Lin Zhu, Huili Gong, Zhenxue Dai, Gaoxuan Guo, and Pietro Teatini

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We developed a method to characterize the distribution and variance of the hydraulic conductivity k in a multiple-zone alluvial fan by fusing multiple-source data. Consistently with the scales of the sedimentary transport energy, the k variance of the various facies decreases from the upper to the lower portion along the flow direction. The 3-D distribution of k is consistent with that of the facies. The potentialities of the proposed approach are tested on the Chaobai River megafan, China.